Grey and Yellow

Friday, January 7, 2011

My first recycled fashion purchase of 2011 is a pair of vintage Kurt Geiger t-bar heels. $8 from Vinnies in Edithvale. The colour is unusual; yellow, but oh the shooooes! Yummy!




Yellow can be a difficult colour to match. I had an idea of a grey outfit, to match my yellow shoes. In my head, this colour combination works. I have been researching grey + yellow, and found a few examples where the two colours compliment each other well:

Monsoon Dress


Grey and yellow eye make up
All images c/o avenue7.com


Grey and yellow in the home

Mother nature likes yellow and grey too!
Grey and yellow cockatiel.
Photo c/o pocketrocket1 on flickr

And finally, here are two of my own yellow and grey thrifty outfits:

Outfit no.1


Top: Which I made from a dragonfly print pillowcase and lace last year
Skirt: Barkins from Salvos
Shoes: Vinnies
Outfit no.2



Top: Next, bought in UK, from a factory seconds shop
Skirt: Barkins from Salvos
Shoes: Vinnies

In true 'Colour My Week' style, I have challenged another thrifty fashion blogger PJ over at Cool By Association to wear a grey and yellow outfit on Monday, so check out her blog to see her outfit!

**UPDATE**
PJ completed her challenge, and didn't she do well? She looks great in grey and yellow:

PJ wears:

vintage Sussan pussy bow blouse,
pinstripe pants - Kmart,
Zensu pointy flats - op shop,
vintage animal print headscarf, yellow bangle - Cosmetics Plus


Has anyone else tried wearing a grey and yellow combination before?

Oh and before I forget, here is another little find I bought from Family Life Op Shop; a gorgeous little biscuit tin for just $1, isn't it the cutest?




For a collection of delightful thrifted purchases, check out Sophie @ Her Library Adventures fabulous weekly Flea Market Finds


15 comments:

else seven said...

I LOVE yellow! Santa brought me two pairs of yellow shoes for Christmas.... not very eco, but..DAMN - they are beautiful.

Erica Louise said...

haha, nice work! Will you blog about them? I am 'warming' to the colour yellow too now!

Tara said...

Yellow shoes go with everything!
I've worn them with an earthy green, of course fabulous with grey and white. Can be adorable with the right shade of pink too.
Given the tone of the shoes you picked up, I think you'd be hard pressed to find something that didn't work out (except maybe black..)

Stephanie and Carlos said...

How sweet are those shoes!! They remind me of a pair my grandmother had... That's a compliment btw. I don't have anything yellow but i have been embracing orange!! Hehe...

Xo Steph

hed said...

Love it! Yellow is my husband's favorite color so we added it to our wedding colors-it holds a soft spot for me now too :)

hed www.hedabovewater.com

Erica Louise said...

Tara - yellow and pink; thats unusual, I'd like to try that.

Steph - thank you, I do take that as a compliment!

Hed - my brother had sunflowers at his wedding, which were lovely!

Ky said...

Those shoes are adorable! And so is that biscuit tin!!! I love it!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

i'd have to think hard to put yellow and grey together, but they love one another indeed. well done, the outfits look amazing
(not that i would ever be able to balance on heels, i can still very much like the sight...)
happy new year!

marian said...

Wow fab shoes & i LOVE your upcycled dragonfly top!

dmuseit said...

Yellow is one of my favorite but you are right, difficult when it is the bottom color, as in shoes. You have done a wonderful job of making it all come together.

Fritzi Marie said...

Oh my...I am in love with both your new t-straps and the biscuit tin. So adorable. I can't wait yellow. But, I think yellow and grey look so pretty together on others. My sister just did re-did her room in yellow and grey and it is fabulous.
Make a wish!
love love,
Fritzi Marie

Tracey said...

I am breathless over those shoes. I adore yellow and grey!

Cindy said...

Yellow is the best colour for us at the moment! Highlights all around our house with this colour. The shoes are lovely.

Alyssa said...

Oooh, those are great shoes! I'm beginning to think I need a pair of t-straps. Cute tin, too.

A Luz said...

Would never think to buy yellow, let alone shoes, but it works..Your blog is really an inspiration to many.

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